If you’ve booked a balloon ride, you’re probably wondering whether the weather will allow hot air balloons to fly on your flight date? In Cappadocia, the number of flyable days across a year is between 220-240 days.
If you’ve booked a balloon ride, you’re probably wondering whether the weather will allow hot air balloons to fly on your flight date? In Cappadocia, the number of flyable days across a year is between 220-240 days. This means weather-related cancellations are very common on averagely every three days. We certainly understand how frustrating your flight being cancelled due to bad weather as you probably have come all the way to experience Cappadocia with a hot air balloon ride but your safety is all balloon operators’ top priority.
But there are a few things to do beforehand to increase your chances of flying with a hot air balloon.
We highly recommend all travellers planning of coming to Cappadocia to stay at least three days in the region. So you can reschedule your flight to the following days in case your original flight gets cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. Also, you will need a minimum of three days to visit all the tourist attractions in Cappadocia since there is a lot of them.
Tip: Remember that if you book your flight using balloonscanner.com, you will be prioritised on the waiting list for an alternative flight in the event of cancellation according to the agreement between balloonscanner and operators. If you use a different channel to book your balloon tour, even if you have an extra day to try again, your operator may not reschedule your flight.
According to the agreement between balloonscanner and operators, in the event of cancellation due to bad weather, those who’ve booked their balloon ride through balloonscanner.com have to be prioritised when their cancelled flight being rescheduled for the following days. In other words, if you book your balloon tour through a travel agent or other third-party independent sellers instead of using balloonscanner.com, you’re most likely to be not offered an alternative flight for the following days in case your original flight is cancelled due to bad weather.
Travellers should travel to Cappadocia in the months that the weather is most favourable for hot air balloons. The best months of the year to fly in Cappadocia are: April, May, June, July, August, September and October. If you book your balloon ride for one of these months, you nearly double your chance of flying as the weather usually permits balloons to fly in these months. But keep in mind that as long as you stay in Cappadocia for at least three days, it is very likely that you’ll be able to fly even in the worst time of the year.